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Government-Private partnership needed in energy efficiency and conservation

Energy efficiency and conservation assured with government/private partnership

MANILA – Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi said the government-private partnership will lead to energy efficiency and conservation. He said the end result will definitely pave the way for the country’s economic recovery and development.

Speaking before the Philippine Green Building Council (PhilGBC)’s “Building Green 2020 Digital Conference yesterday, Secretary Cusi said the digital conference’s them is consistent with the Department of Energy’s goal to realize the vision of Republic Act 11285 or the EEC Act, in transforming EE&C Act, high energy consumers, such as the commercial, industrial and even the transportation sectors have been empowered to utilize energy responsibility.

“I am very optimistic that the PhilGBC will continue in advocating our call to conscious consumption and further developments of sustainable and green building for the future generations to come,” Secretary Cusi said.

He added he has endorsed to President Rodrigo Duterte the recommendation to declare every September 8 as “National Green Building Day”, which will further strengthen the promotion and establishment of energy efficient and green buildings in the country.

In a statement, the DOE said Energy Utilization Management Bureau Director Patrick T. Aquino will deliver his presentation on the current programs under the EC for the second virtual episode of BG2020 today. He is expected to cover the Guidelines for Energy Conserving Design for Buildings: Program on Minimum Energy Performance and labelling, and other programs related to the use of green energy technologies for buildings.

The Building Green 2020 Digital Conference which began yesterday will end on September 30 with interested parties may access http://.2020.buildinggreenphilippines.org/register/law. (Melo M. Acuña)

Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi. (DOE Photo)

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